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join forces (with someone)

Fig. to combine one's efforts with someone else's efforts. The older boys joined forces with the younger ones to sing the school song. Let's join forces with the other faction and run our own slate of candidates.
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join forces

Act together, combine efforts. For example, The public relations people joined forces to get better coverage for their candidates. This expression originally referred to combining military forces. [Mid-1500s]
See also: force, join

join/combine ˈforces (with somebody)

work together in order to achieve a shared aim: The two firms joined forces to win the contract. OPPOSITE: part company (with/from somebody/something)
See also: combine, force, join
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We've been working with ESPRE for over a year and this partnership will allow us to join forces to attack the expansive mobile collaboration market.
I am thrilled to join forces with long-time friend, co-investor and legendary venture capitalist, Bill Hambrecht," said Igor Sill.
With government, industry, and physician groups all taking steps to bring EHR technology to the forefront of discussions regarding the future of the healthcare industry, it is vital that we join forces to address the issues that others might have questions about such as implementation and accessibility.
Initiate Systems is excited to join forces with Fujitsu Consulting, a company that brings an extensive knowledge of Canada and the pan-Canadian healthcare system to the table," said Lorraine Fernandes, senior vice president of Initiate Systems' Healthcare Practice.
Thirteen and our production partners are thrilled to join forces with him to create a resource that will be used and enjoyed on many levels by music-lovers, teachers, students, scholars, and professional musicians alike for many years to come.
For the past few years I've been looking for someone to join forces with to expand the many facets of EPE, to take it to new levels internationally, and to make it an even greater force in the entertainment industry," said Lisa Marie Presley, singer/songwriter and sole heir to the Elvis Presley Estate.
After fruitful discussion with GMRC, we are now committed to join forces and develop a strong and long lasting community of professional and academics in middleware in South China.
We are pleased to join forces with MfgQuote to offer this new quoting service at no charge to our customers," said Robert McGill, SolidWorks director of business alliances.
The very rapid extension of our roster of production-ready, high quality components is made possible by our organization as a multilateral home ground for professional open-source projects where companies join forces to implement open standards, create software commons and share best practices," said Jean-Pierre Laisne, ObjectWeb Chairman and Linux & Open Source Strategy Manager for Bull.